Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:22:03 GMT
Gov. Phil Bryant signed a proclamation Friday, lifting the burn ban that has been in effect across the state since Oct. 11. The Mississippi Forestry Commission requested the ban be lifted due to the amount of precipitation received Monday and Tuesday, with more wet weather forecasted this weekend., according to a news release. In the release State Forecaster Charlie Morgan said "We would like to commend our MFC employees, and thank local Volunteer Fire Departments, who have done an outstanding job during this dangerous time.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:16:49 GMT
When you think back to your freshman dorm room, the word fancy probably doesn't come to mind. But that certainly won't be the case for two University of Mississippi students, Lindy Goodson and Abby Bozeman, who transformed their cramped quarters into an extravagant hotel-quality masterpiece worthy of being featured on HGTV.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:49:25 GMT
Northeast Mississippi Community College decked the fountain with rowers and spin bikes to celebrate creating a healthier culture on campus. The work started last year when Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation donated $308,000 to kick off the fit-NEss initiative.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:44:13 GMT
A federal grant totaling $33 million is coming to Mississippi to be used to beef up coordination among emergency responders statewide.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:02:05 GMT
The Mississippi High School Activities Association and PlayOn! Sports, are pleased to announce the 2016 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi GridIron Classic State Football Championships will be available LIVE on the NFHS Network and a Statewide Network of Commercial Television affiliates.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:26:40 GMT
Mississippi this week launched a collaborative effort to raise the statewide reading proficiency level, beginning with children from low income families, the hardest group to lead to mastery and reading comprehension. The program - the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading - ideally could involve virtually every person, program and institution engaged in helping children learn, including parents.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:44:06 GMT
"The New York Times" best-selling author Richard Grant will be in Pascagoula on Tuesday to discuss his latest book "Dispatches from Pluto," a highly acclaimed work that delves into the heart and soul of life in the Mississippi Delta. A former resident of London, England, Grant decided to write about the Delta and to do so moves to a little place called Pluto, Miss., where he and his future wife, Mariah, purchased an old home and began to settle in to a uniquely new existence.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:54:33 GMT
As farmers experiment with furrow-irrigated or row rice, they're reaching out to university researchers, consultants and other farmers for advice about how to make the new approach to growing rice work. Dustin Harrell, Extension rice specialist with the LSU AgCenter, says most of what he knows about row rice he's learned from talking to farmers, consultants and university specialists in Arkansas and Mississippi.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:02:36 GMT
Burn bans have been lifted for some counties in the Pine Belt. According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, burn bans have been lifted for Lamar and Wayne counties.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:47:33 GMT
Alfa Insurance agents and adjusters are at work to help policyholders affected by severe weather that struck parts of Alabama and Mississippi yesterday and overnight. Alfa has more than 100 claims adjusters ready to serve customers.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:36:28 GMT
Some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year, serious conversations become more frequent about the key topics expected to see action in the next legislative session. Daily Journal Capitol reporter Bobby Harrison and Associated Press writer Emily Wagster Pettus have both written extensively about two much-discussed topics: education policy and transportation infrastructure.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:28:02 GMT
Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram continued a Big 3 trend in the Conerly Trophy. A Bulldog, Golden Eagle or Rebel has won the Conerly in each of the last 8 seasons.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:37:49 GMT
The first Sunday in December is this week and that means it's time for the annual Mississippi Bowl. The newly renovated A.L. May Stadium in Perkinston will be the location for the 2016 Mississippi Bowl set to kick off Sunday at 2 p.m. No.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:44:51 GMT
Mark Longoria, the 53-year-old CEO of Houston-based Drug Testing Corp., leaves the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, after pleading guilty Wednesday to a felony count of conspiracy as part of a prison bribery scheme centering on former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Longoria said he paid nearly $230,000 to businessman Cecil McCrory as a commission for sales that Longoria's company made to the Mississippi prison system.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:44:50 GMT
A vendor of drug-test kits who is awaiting sentencing in federal court for bribing the longtime head of Mississippi's corrections department was the point man on a similar contract with Louisiana's prison system for years. The vendor, Mark Longoria, of Houston, was also a close personal friend of Jimmy LeBlanc, Louisiana's top corrections official.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:31:49 GMT
The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services held open house on Tuesday in Laurel for the newly established Jana's Closet, a resource for MDRS clients in need of work appropriate clothing. Jana's Closet is named after Jan Walley, an MDRS employee who passed away from ovarian cancer in June 2012.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:25:47 GMT
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for northwest Alabama as well as parts of Mississippi and southern Tennessee until 11 p.m. The watch included Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties in Alabama. It also included Chester, Hardin, Hardeman, Lawrence, McNaury and Wayne counties in southern Tennessee and 18 counties in Mississippi.